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Standards Documents: Standards

Resources for the UNLV community to find and learn about standards documents


UNLV Libraries provides access to a variety of standards documents to campus, and several sets are available to the public.  On this page you will also find information for instructors, students, and researchers interested in the standards publication process.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian, at  

What are standards documents?  The New York Times published an opinion piece, The Joy of Standards in February 2019 that explains them well:

Locating Standards

The below databases and webpages provide access to standards documents in Engineering and other fields. 

Learn more about standards: Training and educational resources

ANSI offers: - An American National Standards Institute (ANSI) learning portal for free educational courses and materials related to standards, standardization, and conformity assessment.  Includes resources for K-12+ and professional development. 

IEEE offers:  Learn about the Standards Development Lifecycle. 

ASTM offers:  Includes brochures and other materials describing the development and use of engineering standards.

Books about standards

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